I'm happy to announce that SAP has made a "sandbox" instance of SAP Build Apps available. With the SAP Build Apps Sandbox, you can explore and try SAP Build Apps for a 30 day period without the need to create and configure a BTP account.
The sandbox is for learning and evaluation purposes only and is not to be used in any productive or commercial manner. It is limited to just SAP Build Apps and does not provide access to BTP, SAP Build Process Automation, or SAP Build Work Zone. You should not store private or personal information in the sandbox or any app that you create in the sandbox.
2. As a new user, you will need to register for an account. Only a name, email address, and country are required.
3. Wait for an email and then activate your account.
4. You can start building apps immediately. Web & Mobile Applications as well as Application Backends are available.
How it works
The sandbox is implemented using a normal instance of SAP Build Apps running in a BTP account. The user experience is very similar to what a business expert outside of IT might experience. That is, the IT organization (in this case SAP) manages the BTP accounts and sub-accounts used for SAP Build Apps. The business expert just works in SAP Build Apps tool. (The ability to share projects between users has been disabled.)
What should you try first?
[note: this section has been updated to reflect the improved state of the Quick Start To-Do application.]
A good starting place for your exploration begins with using the Quick Start feature. Use it to create a sample To-Do application.
In the UI canvas, you can see the layout and how the various controls are configured.
Use the "LAUNCH" button to start a preview of the App.
And, try it out.
The mobile device preview app for SAP Build Apps will be available soon. Until then, only "Preview on web" is available.
The SAP Build Apps Sandbox is intended as a way for individuals to try out SAP Build Apps without the additional work of setting up an SAP BTP account and using the Free Tier option. It does not replace SAP Build Apps Free Tier. No mechanism is provided to save apps created in the sandbox for use in the Free Tier or productive accounts.